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on michelle obama, encouraging mothers to breast-feed. >>> we begin in bahrain. a key ally in the middle east. we see the turmoil there. protesters criticizing the royal family, calling on them to step down. tens of thousands of protesters were driven from the streets by tear gas and rubber bullets overnight. at least two were killed and hundreds wounded. and miguel marquez is right in the middle of it and joins us this morning. miguel? >> reporter: george, 2 people at least five people were killed here and 100 people injured in a surprise crackdown that shocked everybody here last night. the streets of manama are very quiet today. the military is in charge. what began as a peaceful demonstration, in an instant, became a violent melee. hundreds of heavily-armed police swept through pearl square in the heart of manama bahrain's capital city. men, women and children were camping out after a day of protests here. it began a little after 3:00 a.m. helicopters circled overhead. police, in huge numbers, began pushing towards the square. i called abc news radio to report what
: but no room in the abby for the obamas or president sarkozy of france or his wife carla bruni. apparently, kanye west's name is on the door. william's a big fan. and thumbs up, too, for sir elton john. and harry is bringing chelsy davy. kate's pre-william fellow, yes, william's first love, yes, both on the list. william's aunt fergie, a snub. she fell out with diana and suffered some lurid headlines. >> he's not prepared to bury the hatchet with her. and frankly, i think the thought of her sitting in the pews with the rest of the world that day was too much. >> reporter: kate's black sheep uncle gary is coming. >> he's a millionaire exposed by the newspaper allegedly taking cocaine. >> reporter: 1900 guilt-edged invites were sent for the westminster abbey service. 600 of the guests will go on for lunch thrown by the queen and an intimate 300 will dine and dance that night at the palace. >> there will be foreign royals. the king of bahrain was invited before his troops opened fire on democracy protesters. there will be politicians, charity workers and william's military buddies. he's getti
on washington, to denounce president obama's agenda and name their choice to replace him. >> thank you. thank you. >> reporter: it's the closest thing to a national audition for 2012. >> what we're watching is not "brave, new world." what we're watching is "groundhog day." >> reporter: the annual conservative political action conference, is the unofficial first blow in the fight for the presidential nomination. it's a parade of republican gladiators, past, present and future. today, we'll get the results of the first major straw poll of the 2012 season. there's the tea party candidates. >> the all-important must-have for 2012 is this -- making barack obama a one-term president. >> reporter: the establishment favorite, plenty of long shots and a wild card. >> the united states is becoming the laughing stock of the world. >> reporter: that's right. the republican field is so wide-open, the donald is hinting he wants america to hire him. >> there is no clear leader in the republican party. this is a party still in warlord status. >> reporter: warlords unafraid to go negative
people in the last decade than any other state. >>> president obama friended facebook founder mark zuckerberg and several other high-tech leaders in san francisco last night. while discussing ideas to spur job growth. today, the president tours an intel plant in oregon. >>> and new images of the massive flare-up on the sun this week. the largest in four years. it was powerful enough to interfere with airline radio signals and will continue producing spectacular auroras with mostly northern lights over parts of europe, canada and the northern u.s. in coming days. that's the news at 7:13. >> that's gorgeous. >> spectacular. >>> sam, thank you. it did hit 60 yesterday. >> and wait. we're a house of records today, george. we're handing them out. everybody gets the record during the day today. or will be very close. let's talk about what's going on through a good part of the country. we'll focus on the northeast, a bit. from boston to new york, in the 60s there. washington, d.c. will be 70 degrees. in many cases, within two to five degrees of record-high temperatures. i
and when? president obama weighs in on the future of a country in revolt. >>> former defense secretary donald rumsfeld breaks his silence in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer about his decisions to go to war and the fears. >>> so was that your favorite ad? or was it this one? ♪ >> from the babies to bud light, justin bieber to eminem. the super bowl commercials that kept everyone glued to their sets. >>> good morning, everyone. george and i both picked the steelers, but the packers were guaranteed. >> we knew they were underdogs. >> oh, we're having crow for breakfast. down to the wire, the packers holding on to win their fourth super bowl over the steelers. they also won nine in tin the titles before that. going back to green bay and in just a little bit, we'll talk to the winner. >> plus, some of those fans. >>> and a dramatic close call from an american airlines jumbo jet and two military planes here in new york. and it was a very, very close call, only about 200 yards apart. and whistle-blowers come forward with very serious charges. that just ahead. >>> but we are going t
's heartening news. >>> going to turn to the any budget president obama is sending to congress today. it says that this year's budget deficit will set a new record, $1.3 trillion. but program cuts that the white house is warning will cause real pain. jake tapper got a first look at the details. >> reporter: good morning, morning, that's right, the president's $3.7 trillion budget will likely not be met with valentines. liberals say it cuts too much. conservatives saying it doesn't cut enough. the president will have a real fight on his hands. so how will the president's proposed budget impact you? >> the hard truth is getting this deficit under control is go to require some broad sacrifice. >> reporter: if you or your children or some of the millions of americans who depend on pell college grants watch out for cuts in that program. the president would eliminate the lower bush rates skengded at the end of 2010. community development block grant which is help cities and counties fund low-income housing and anti-poverty programs would be cut by $300 million. states will lose grant money for airp
't answer. he did, however, say, that obama is a very good man. yet, mubarak told me that he told president obama, you don't understand the egyptian culture. you don't understand what would happen if i retired today. his son, gamal, who many believed would succeed him, was in the room with us. but president mubarak told me something remarkable. he said, he never intended to run for another term. and he said, he never planned for his son to run, either. after he leaves office, i asked, where would he go, what would he do? he told me, this is my home. that he has no plans to flee egypt. i will die on egyptian soil, he said. i also asked him if he had ordered his supporters to attack the protesters in the square. he told me know. later, i asked the same question to his newly appointed vice president. i was just talking to president mubarak. and he told me that he did not like what he saw on the streets. >> it's a bad thing. and we never have this before. >> reporter: if they don't leave, which they say they won't until president mubarak leaves, what will you do? will you give an order? >> we w
more than they are now in the coming weeks. >>> we're going to turn to washington now. president obama spoke out about the tense situation in libya. for the first time yesterday, he strongly condemned the violence and said america was prepared to act. >> it's not simply a concern of the united states. the entire world is watching. and we will use our assistance with accountability measures with the international community. >> we'll get more from jake tapper. there was a security council meeting yesterday. jake, what kinds of actions is the white house considering right now? >> reporter: right now, you can expect to see the administration work closely with the international community. multilateral sanctions through the united nations possible. there's an effort to kick libya off the human rights council. the u.s. will support that. president obama, in those remarks, george, did not mention gadhafi by name. after watching gadhafi's unhinged, rambling speech the other night, officials became very concerned this is a guy who might, in the words of one official, burn the house down with him
. >>> the challengers can anything stop mitt romney from taking on president obama. we ask him as he weighs in on the crisis in egypt, health care and the race for the white house. >>> and shark invasion, have you ever seen so many? why thousands of sharks are lurking just off a florida beach. >>> good morning, for so many of you watching right now time to get ready for the big one. robin, seems like every single week, we're waiting for a new storm, and this is the worst one yet. >> just getting started and it's a real messy mix, snow and ice expected to cover more than 2,100 miles from the northeast to southeast with indianapolis expecting the worst of the ice, an inch or more. the nation's ice zone, it's as if the state of texas turned into a skating rink. it's so massive. it's close to that size and winter storm warnings for new york city, boston, with predictions the ice is worst than first expected. >> it's gotten so bad that the federal emergency management association is helping states deal with the impact and federal government dealing with that other major story this morning, the d
: tomorrow president obama releases his budget, which he says would freeze government spending for five years. he would spend more for education, high-speed rail and new economy jobs and pay for that with a pay freeze, selling unused buildings and cuts in assistance programs, a $400 billion savings over ten years according to mr. obama. >> the president's budget will probably make most people unhappy. >> the failure to control federal spending occurred under republicans, as well as democrats, though i have to say it's gotten a whole lot worse in the last two years. >> reporter: conservative republicans dismissed the president's plan wanting to cut everything he hopes to spend on. >> stop! enough! we're not going to go down this road anymore. >> reporter: meeting this weekend, republicans are also celebrating a victory over their own leadership in the house who suggested $35 billion in cuts for the rest of this year, freshmen, more than 80 of them, revolted saying they promised to cut $100 billion. the speaker was forced to bend. >> we're going to cut more than $100 billion in discretionary sp
, and called president obama, my son. some in attendance couldn't help but laugh. but no one is laughing now. there's serious concern about what this man will do or say next. robin? >> no laughing matter. all right, martha. thank you. i remember when you talked to him. >> back in 2003. that's when he was reaching out to the west. boy, he is isolating himself right now. we're seeing the brutality. >>> we're going to turn to the diplomatic showdown between the u.s. and pakistan, over an american being held on murder charges there. it's more intense than ever this morning, after u.s. officials revealed that the security contractor, president obama is calling a diplomat, was employed by the cia. this news explains why there's been so much involvement by the u.s. government, at the highest levels, even the oval office. >> reporter: that's right. the stakes did get much higher in the case of raymond davis. a british newspaper reported that davis was in pakistan working for the cia. and the u.s. government confirmed that. he was part of a secret team working out of a safehouse in lahore, pakistan.
in the u.s. is wondering whether the obamas will be invited. you know that a state visit has been planned for may, which does raise questions as to whether they would be going two months in a row. would that be considered a snub if the obamas are not invited? >> no, not at all. no heads of state have been invited. and if we go back to charles and diana's wedding in 1981, nancy reagan represented the president. if you go to diana's funeral in 1997, hillary clinton represented the president at that. no, this is not a state occasion. this is a royal wedding, and basically they're trying to keep it as family occasion. so no heads of state as such, but having said that, yes, there will be a large number of members of the royal family, all derived probably from way back from queen victoria. she had lots of children. children went out into europe to seek princesses and princes and bred like rabbits. so we have a very large swath of royals coming to buckingham palace. >> well, one former royal that we know as of yesterday is not invited is sarah ferguson, the duchess of york. is that a surprise?
will return home. and that's the hope, of course, shared by the obama administration which is still locked in its long-running diplomatic conflict with the iranians over their secretive nuclear program. ultimately many believe that the hikers' fate will be determined more by political interests than anything else. bianna? >> all right, simon, thank you. >>> well, today would have been president ronald reagan's 100th birthday. and in california today, republican heavyweights will be gathering at his library to celebrate his legacy. a legacy many are trying to tie themselves to. david kerley is in washington with more. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. jets from the ronald reagan aircraft carrier will be flying over the site of his presidential library as nancy reagan lays a wreath. and there will be a special remembrance during the super bowl as well, all of this as potential republican candidates continue to try to drape themselves in the robes of ronald reagan. ♪ >> reporter: there will be celebrations and candles marking what would have been ronald reagan's 100th
with about 500 million users. but first lady michelle obama says her children will not be friending anyone on there now or anytime soon. her comments have a national conversation started about facebook. how young is too young to join facebook? claire shipman is going to take a look at this. >> reporter: forget the debates about driver's licenses. it's the right to navigate the social networking world, which is the hot, new debate between parents and children. and mrs. obama weighed in. the first lady weighed in on the parental anxiety about social networking. made it plain on the "today" show that her daughters won't be on the facebook frontier anytime soon. >> i'm not a big fan of young kids having facebook. it's not something they need. >> reporter: malia is only 12. technically, kids need to be 13 to have social networking accounts. >> it was very clear that she understood that preteens should not be using fatebook. >> reporter: a recent pew survey found that 93% of teens between 12 and 17 are online. and 73% do use social networking sites like facebook. but a lot of parents worry that
. and talk to arizona senator, john mccain, who met with president obama on the crisis yesterday. >> continues to be a very fluid situation. >>> back here at home, so many people reeling, shivering after the enormous winter storm, that roared across much of the country, leaving a trail of destruction. and we just learned that chicago's lake shore drive has reopened for the first time for the morning commute there. these pictures coming courtesy of our abc station wls. their chopper-cam. this after hundreds of cars were stranded because of snow in the heart of the city. we'll check in with sam. >> lake shore drive, some cars up to 12 hours the other night. we'll get to all that. >>> but we begin with deadly clashes in cairo's liberation square. the fighting has continued for more than 24 hours. >> hundreds have been injured and at least five dead. there was fire on the protesters. david muir has been in the middle of it all. now that the military has moved in after standing by, has the violence gone down? >> reporter: that's the big question, george. the military is standing by. t
, president obama in the last 24 hours calling for a transition period that begins now. but not overtly calling for mubarak to step down. the people here behind me are. this morning, they remain determined here. protesters who want mubarak to step down even before september. fueled by what they consider a victory. the angry mobs are gone. violent clashes on hold for, at least for now. what do you want to achieve? >> i want to be a doctor. >> reporter: you want to be a doctor? >> yes. >> reporter: and we walk freely across the bridge, where demonstrators for mubarak were throwing rocks. on day 12, so many have spent their days and their nights here. others continue to come back. what keeps you coming back? why are you here again today? >> actually, nothing has been changing. everything is the same. the system is the same. every day, we have promises. but nothing actually changes. >> reporter: you are a student, a young actress here. you've been here every day from the beginning. what is your hope now on day 12? >> my hope has been the same since i started. democracy, freedom, social just
tough sanctions on gadhafi and his family. for the first time, president obama says gadhafi must leave immediately. so let's go straight to tripoli now. christiane, good morning to you. >> good morning, dan, from tripoli. >> it's incredible you made it in there. you have an exclusive interview with fwad half gadhafi's sons. did they give any indication to you that their father might be willing to step aside peacefully? >> not at all. they have not wavered. especially saif al islam. he's the oldest son and has had a lot of political involvement here. they said, we were born here, we live here, we'll die here. even after the new sanctions went in, they said, no, that won't have an effect. they're standing here in their last major stronghold. they know that this is a pretty tenuous position to be in. i asked last night. will there be a new regime? >> if you are strong, they love you. if not, they say good-bye. that is good. we get rid of them. they are hypocrites. >> do you think they'll get rid of you? >> no. they are -- the people -- they blame us. they're angry with us because of them.
obama. >>> israel and palestinian officials are reacting to a u.s. veto condemning israeli settlements. israel's prime minister appreciates the u.s. vote. the palestinians say the veto only encourages further israeli tran gents. >>> do you know where the whoopie pie originated? dan, do you know? >> i don't know. i wasn't prepared for that question. >> a burning issue. a battle between maine and pennsylvania. a rally is planned today for the pennsylvania to demand recognition that it is the birthplace of the whoopie pie. protesters are very upset that the whoopie pie recognizes maine as the orange nation point. >> why can't we all get along? >> now this. >>> time, now, for the weather and jackie meretsky. >> all right. let's look at some of the best weather across the continental u.s. it's in the southeast. a little bit of morning fog along the gulf coast. once that burns off, you'll have nothing but sunshine. 77 in tallahassee. i'll take it. meanwhile, stormy weather in southern california from l.a. down to san diego. you've got one inch of rain and some heavier rain will be eastwards
kings and queens. >> everyone in the u.s. is wondering if the obamas will be invited. you know that a state visit has been planned for may. that does raise questions on whether they would be going two months in a row. would that be considered a snub if they're not invited? >> no, not at all. no heads of state have been invited. if we go back to charles and diana's wedding in 1981, nancy reagan represented the president. if you go to diana's funeral in 1997, hillary clinton represented the president at that. no, this is is not a state occasion. it's a royal wedding. they're trying keep it as family occasion. no heads of state as such. having said that, there will be a large number of the royal family, all derived from way back. queen victoria had lots of children. they went out into europe to seek princesses and princes and bred like rabbits. we have a very large swath of royals coming to the wedding. >> one former royal not invited is the duchess of york. sarah ferguson. is that a surprise? there seemed to be some discussion of whether prince william would want to have her ther
. with four hijacked hostages and 17 pirates packed onboard. presidents obama had authorized the navy warships in pursuit to use deadly force -- >> it's difficult to pull off a successful operation like this, when you have so many people on a tight, confined ship. >> reporter: the u.s. was negotiating with two pirates onboard the destroyer "uss sterett." until, without warning, the pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at "the sterett." >> gunfire erupted on "the quest." >> it doesn't take long for something to go off. >> reporter: the navy launched two ships and assault craft. some pirates appeared to surrender. >> there were no gunshots fired from the boarding team, as they boarded. >> reporter: but it was too late for the hostages. as they searched below deck, s.e.a.l.s encountered more pirates. they found 15 in all. but could not save the americans. >> we are heartbroken. >> reporter: hearing the devastating news back in the u.s., family and friends of jean and scott adam, and phyllis macay and bob riggle, spoke of their sense of adventure. >> my aunt is a smart and avid sailor. she was
years. according to president obama. >> the president's budget will probably make most people unhappy. >> the failure to control federal spending occurred under republicans as well as democrats. though i have to say it's gotten a whole lot worse in the last two years. >> reporter: the conservative republicans dismissed the president's plan. wanting to cut everything he hopes to spend on. >> stop! enough! we're not going to go down this road anymore. >> reporter: republicans are celebrating a victory over their own leadership in the house who suggested $35 billion in cuts for the remainder of this year. freshmen revolted. saying they promised to cut $100 billion. the speaker was forced to bend. >> we're going to cut more than $100 billion in discretionary spending on this year's account. >> reporter: the tea party proclaims it is changing washington's ways. >> the house leadership knows we mean business. we're not going to back off. they do not have a free pass. >> reporter: while the republican proposal to cut $100 million may be symbolic, there will be a real battle over the next bud
by president obama. >>> thousands of celebrating demonstrators of bahrain have moved into the main square of the capital city there. the military that had sealed off pearl square was ordered to withdraw. >>> the u.n. has condemned israeli settlements in occupied territories. israel says it appreciates the decision. while the palestinians say the veto only encourages israeli incranigent. >>> do you know where the whoopie pie originated? a burning issue. a battle between maine and pennsylvania. a rally is planned today for the pennsylvania to demand recognition that pennsylvania is the birthplace of the whoopie pie. >> i would demonstrate for that. >> isn't there enough pie to go around? >> you would think so. >>> time, now, for the weather and jackie meretsky. >> all right. let's look at some of the best weather across the continental u.s. it's in the southeast. a little bit of morning fog along the gulf coast. that will burn off. then, you're left with beautiful weather. in the west, stormy weather. this is really the last in a rose is of powerful storms. las vegas, phoenix, arizona, you'
are with the egyptian people. and they do nothing. now, we need clear from obama saying, we need change now in egypt. >> reporter: many more protesters are coming here, with thousands vowing to stay here until president mubarak goes. the protesters are far from over. back to you in new york. >> quite a scene, jim. we saw this yesterday, as well. protesters surrounding egyptian state tv last night, after president mubarak spoke on the air, refusing to step down. >>> crowds are building there again this morning. terry moran is there. terry, tell us what you're seeing right now. >> well, good morning, robin. the struggle for power here is taking place, not just on the streets. but on the air waves, too. control the message and you control this country. that's why you can see, just behind me here, the protesters are now taking on the main source of the regime's propaganda and power. a prime, new target for the rage of egypt's protest movement, state tv. this morning, they moved on the building. but the massive show of force and response shows how critical this institution is. eight national channels, do
. >> reporter: that's exactly right. there's a real sign at the white house and president obama are losing their patience with the egyptian government. you had yesterday, white house press secretary, robert gibbs, basically chastising vice president suleiman, saying his comments for egypt may not be ready for democracy. he said the comments were unhelpful. and in the phone call, vice president biden pressed vice president suleiman in specific steps, including more opposition groups in the consultation. partnering with the opposition groups on a timetable and a road map. rescinding that emergency law. that's been a u.s. demand for a long time. that's been a call for an immediate rescinding of it. and a policy of no repeitzals. and then, restraining the ministry of interior for attacks on journalists and activists. that's the first time we've heard the obama administration blame the ministry for the attacks. and the obama administration saying the egyptian government has agreed to the demands. it's not enough to say in private you have done this. they are upping, ratcheting up the rhetoric,
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